PEUGEOT TWEET 125 (2010-on) Review

Published: 05 August 2010

"Fun to ride and offers everything you need to beat the traffic"

Peugeot Tweet 125

"Fun to ride and offers everything you need to beat the traffic"

  • At a glance
  • 125cc  -  8.7 bhp
  • 80 mpg  -  73 miles range
  • Medium seat height (800mm)
  • Suitable for A1 licence
  • £1,899

Overall Rating 5 out of 5

If you can get past the daft name, the Peugeot Tweet 125 is a fantastic little scooter. There’s nothing new or revolutionary about it, but it’s fun to ride and offers everything you need to beat the traffic on your commute at a bargain price.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

The Tweet 125’s light weight makes it ridiculously easy to throw around and a joy to u-turn. It’s not quite as stable at top speed, but in it’s element on city streets it makes light work of filtering. 16” wheel help to keep the Tweet composed over bumps and potholes.

Engine 4 out of 5

The Tweet is powered by an air-cooled 125cc engine that makes 8.5bhp – fairly modest for a 125. But it makes up for it with low weight – it’s only 106kg, which is much lighter than a lot of 125cc scooters and even on par with some 50cc scoots. As a result it feels fairly nippy, even compared to Peugeot’s own 12.5bhp LXR125. 

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

The Tweet 125 looks basic and you can see that it was built to be a no-nonsense bargain commuter. New models come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5

At £1899 for a big-wheel scooter the Tweet 125 is great value for money. There are cheaper scooters and there are pricier better equipped options, but the Tweet offers a nice balance between spec and price. Find a scooter for sale.

Equipment 3 out of 5

The Tweet 125 has a useful switch on the bars that pops open the seat, an oddly-shaped but worthwhile glovebox, fold-out pillion pegs and a built-in luggage rack. Unfortunately the underseat storage bay wasn’t big enough to take my full-face Shoei, but an open-face lid would fit. Fuel capacity is also quite small at 5.7litres. Compare and buy parts for the Tweet 125 in the MCN Shop.

Owners' Reviews

1 owner has reviewed their PEUGEOT TWEET 125 (2010-on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

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Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 4 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5
Engine 4 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 3 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
4 out of 5

IT'S A SYM!

09 September 2011 by bumbletrumpet

Why does MCN always give Peugeots good reviews? This isn't even a Peugeot...it's made by SYM in Taiwan. If they tested the SYM Symphony 125 (which is cheaper and has a 3 year warranty), I bet they would have said something like "adequate build... Read more quality" and " not bad for a budget Far Eastern scooter". It's time MCN stopped grovelling to the bigger names and gave others a fair crack of the whip.

Overall Rating 4 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5
Engine 4 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 3 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
Read all 1 owners' reviews in full

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2010
Year discontinued -
New price £1,899
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £17
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 8.7 bhp
Max torque 6.5 ft-lb
Top speed 62 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 80 mpg
Tank range 73 miles
Specification
Engine size 125cc
Engine type 4v air-cooled single
Frame type tubular steel
Fuel capacity 5.7 litres
Seat height 800mm
Bike weight 109kg
Front suspension none
Rear suspension none
Front brake 226mm disc
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size 90/80-16
Rear tyre size 110/70-16

History & Versions

Model history

Introduced 2010

Other versions

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